NU Online News Service, April 24, 3:34 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON–The head of a Senate committee working on health care reform said details of a “public option” proposal utilizing Medicare and Medicaid resources to provide competition to private health insurers’ products are still in the works.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said today that creation of a public option for health care services is “on the table,” but how it will work and the role it will play in health care reform remains undecided.

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